diuretic drug, diuretic, water pill(noun)
any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
A drug that increases the rate of urine excretion.
Increasing the amount or frequency of urination.
tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine
a medicine with diuretic properties
Origin: [L. diureticus, Gr. , fr. to make water; through + to make water, fr. urine: cf. F. diurtique.]
A diuretic is any substance that promotes the production of urine. This includes forced diuresis. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, although each class does so in a distinct way. Alternatively, an antidiuretic such as vasopressin is an agent or drug which reduces the excretion of water in urine.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dī-ū-ret′ik, adj. promoting the discharge of urine.—n. a medicine causing this discharge.—n. Diurē′sis, the excessive discharge of urine. [Fr.,—Gr. diourētikos—dia, through, ouron, urine.]
The numerical value of diuretic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of diuretic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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